Drupal 7 will finally open up the wild and cool world of PHP 5 to developers. But what do we do with all of these new tools? And how do they work? This two-hour tag-team session by Crell and chx will cover PHP 5.2's major new features, possible ways they could be leveraged in Drupal, and a lively discussion of the myriad possibilities. Specific topics planned include:
* PDO database abstraction (very briefly) * The new object model, including magic methods. * The Standard PHP Library * XML deliciousness(very briefly) * The Filter extension * Date handling * What else do you want to know?
Hopefully that will generate ideas leading to regular coding sessions led by chx with brainstorming recaps each day.